Ethical Code of Conduct

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Henri Lloyd believes it is an obligation of business to pursue its activities without impairing the human rights of any workers whether employed by Henri Lloyd directly or indirectly and to have the least negative impact on the environment.

Our policy is that wherever Henri Lloyd products are produced we endeavour to comply with all relevant legislation in each country in which we operate and in so doing strive to match the best practices in the country concerned. Henri Lloyd consider it to be a non-negotiable requirement that our licensee & suppliers similarly respect the human rights of their employees and in turn require the same standards from any organisations which supply them and that they comply with the code listed below.

Code of Conduct for Suppliers:


Child Labour

There shall be no new recruitment of child labour. Child is defined as a person who is not older than the local age for completing compulsory schooling but in no event less than 16 years of age. The UN convention on the Rights of the Child defines a “Child” as a person younger than 18 years old. Henri Lloyd therefore insists 16-18 year olds are not employed in direct production roles and if employed it must be done with the express written permission of the parent. Such permission is to be retained at the production site and made available for immediate inspection. Contractors must demonstrate that they have a competent system that verifies the age of their workers and maintain copies of Official Documentation concerning workers proof of age and such information should be readily available for inspection at the production site.

Employee Rights


Involuntary Labour

There is no forced, bonded or prison labour. Workers are not required to lodge deposits or their identity papers with the employer and are free to leave their employer after reasonable notice.

Disciplinary Practices

We shall not under any circumstances accept psychological, physical or sexual abuse or exploitation.

Non-Discrimination

There is no discrimination in hiring, compensation, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, caste, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, union membership or political affiliation.

Contract of Employment

Workers have the right to a contract of employment. Workers have the right to holidays and sick leave as well as public holidays which are standard in the local industry without risking negative consequences.

Maternity Rights

Henri Lloyd will not accept employers giving notice to pregnant workers. The female worker is entitled to maternity leave according to law.

Working Conditions

Workers’ safety shall always be a priority. Equipment or premises which pose a threat to workers’ safety shall not be accepted. The factory must clearly state its policy regarding safety and health for all employees.

A safe and hygienic working environment shall be provided, bearing in mind the prevailing knowledge of the industry and of any specific hazards. Adequate steps shall be taken to prevent accidents and injury to health arising out of, associated with, or occurring in the course of work, by minimising, so far as is reasonably practicable, the causes of hazards inherent in the working environment.

Contractors will provide access to clean drinking water, sanitary washing facilities and an adequate number of toilets, fire extinguishers and fire exits and that workplaces provide adequate lighting and ventilation. Aforementioned standards should also be met in any canteen and /or dormitory which is provided for workers.

Living Conditions

In the event that lodgings are provided by the employer the minimum standards stated above are also applicable. Henri Lloyd also recommend that:

All workers have the right to their own bed.
Living space per worker shall comply with the minimum standard set by law.
Men and women shall have the right to separate sleeping, washing and restroom facilities.
Workers shall have the right to leave their living quarters in their free time.
Workers shall have access to laundry facilities.
Storage space, cooking and eating facilities shall be made available and kept clean and in good condition.
Fire alarms and escape drills shall be present in sleeping quarters.

Wages and Benefits

Contractors shall provide wages and benefits that comply with all applicable laws and regulations or match the prevailing local manufacturing and industry rates, whichever is higher. Overtime pay shall be calculated at the legally required rate, regardless of whether workers are compensated hourly or by piece rate. The lowest salary shall be the legal minimum wage. This is not, however, the recommended level.

Working Hours

Working hours must comply with national laws and benchmark industry standards, whichever affords greater protection. In any event, workers shall not be required to work in excess of 60 hours per week including overtime and shall be provided with at least one day off for every 7-day period. Overtime shall be voluntary, shall not exceed the legal maximum as specified by Country law, shall not be demanded on a regular basis and shall always be compensated at a premium rate. An employee has the right to decline overtime without negative consequences.

Freedom of Association

Suppliers shall respect the right of workers to associate, organise and bargain collectively in a legal and peaceful manner.

Documentation and Inspection

Files must be maintained, for all documentation needed to demonstrate compliance with this Code of Conduct and required laws. Contractors will allow Henri Lloyd to conduct scheduled and unscheduled inspections of their facilities for the purpose of ensuring compliance with this code of conduct. During these inspections Henri Lloyd has the right to review all employee- related files and to interview workers. Companies shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations in respect of protecting the environment and maintain procedures for notifying local authorities in the event of an environmental accident resulting from companies operations.

Corrective Action

When violations are found, Henri Lloyd and the contractor concerned will agree on a corrective action plan that eliminates the problem in a timely manner. lf it is determined that a contractor is knowingly and /or repeatedly in violation of this Code of conduct, Henri Lloyd will take appropriate corrective action, which may include cancellation of orders and /or termination of business with the contractor.

Environment

Henri Lloyd takes the responsibility for the environment through being continually environmentally-conscious in its working procedures. We continually endeavour to choose the best environmentally-friendly alternative regarding garment fabric and packaging solutions. Henri Lloyd expects suppliers to take responsibility for various environmental issues.